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INTERESTED IN ONE OF OUR TOURS?

A dedicated team of travel specialists is available to offer you expert advice Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 6 pm (French time) by phone - +33 458 140 435 or by mail -info@france-bike-trips.com.

 

EQUIPMENT

Your equipment and gear

You will find the complete list of equipment and gear necessary and adapted for the trip in each description sheet. The list includes: type of clothes, bike repair kit, pharmacy…
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Choosing the right bike for the trip

The quality and set-up of your bike are essential in order for your bike holiday to go smoothly. We recommend the following:
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- Bringing your own bike: We strongly recommend that you bring a bike that is at least "mid-range", and that has had a full mechanical check-up before departure. These measures offer a certain degree of reliability and hopefully avoid any major mechanicals (this will be appreciated as much by the other members of the group as by yourself :-))
- Renting a bike: Hire bikes are available for our various tours: please refer to tour description for more details. Important: Don't forget to fill in the "Rental bike / size and bike type" section of the holiday booking form.

Special equipement for tours in the Alps

Due to the nature of the terrain with its long, often steep and technical descents, alpine mountain biking places specific requirements on you and your bike. For your safety, and in order to get the most out of our alpine tours, it is important that your bike is suitably equipped and set up.
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In order to help you assess your bike and make any necessary modifications before your trip to the Alps, a document is available listing important recommendations for bike set up and equipment.
This document can be downloaded here or you can request a copy by e-mail or by post.

Bike and plane

Vélorizons explains you how to prepare your mountain bike for air travel video. Your bike has to be transported in a special bag or case (standard size 120x90cm).
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If you decide to take your own bike, bear in mind that transporting a bike by air travel is no longer a problem. However some rules (see below) help you to optimize the transport and avoid potential damages that could occur during the transport.  This maximal size also allows you  to travel with your bike as "hand luggage" in any TGV and SNCF trains.  It is important to protect your bike in the bag. After having deflated the tires, removed the wheels (by removing the quick release skewers), pedals and rear mech (which is left hanging on the chain), we advise you to completely wrap your bike inside the bag in a sheet of dense foam (thickness of 3 to 5 cm). A piece of cardboard or rigid plastic positioned between the foam and the inside of the cover can be beneficial to provide more rigidity.  France Bike Trips sells bike transport bag (without foam) for 80 euros (postage included). Contact us for more information.

FITNESS / TECHNICAL LEVEL

The success of your holiday also depends on the accurate assessment of your fitness and your technical capacity. Please read the table below carefully before you register for a trip.

Fitness level: wheels

Distance and altitude gain:
Distance: 25 to 35 km per day depending on the profile. Elevation: 600 metres maximum accumulated over the day.
You are:
Someone who is not particularly sporty, who likes mountain biking, but doesn't ride regularly.

Distance and altitude gain:
Distance: 35 to 55 km per day depending on the profile. Elevation: 1500 metres maximum accumulated over the day.
You are:
Someone who maintains his fitness and mountain bikes regularly (once a week or more) at least 6 months of the year.

Distance and altitude gain:
Distance: 45 to 70 km per day depending on the profile. Elevation: 2200 metres maximum accumulated over the day.
You are:
Someone with a good physical condition, who mountain bikes regularly (at least once a week) throughout the year, or who takes part in another endurance sport during the winter.

Technical level: handelbars

Technical capability:
No technical expertise required. The few technical sections are very short and can be passed on foot.
Terrain:
Wide tracks, fireroads or singletrack without obstacles, quiet country lanes.

Technical capability:
You are used to riding fairly technical and steep singletrack trails, as well as controlling your bike speed and the direction of your front wheel on moderately steep sections.
Terrain:
A mixture of forest tracks and singletrack, alternating smooth (majority) and technical sections with "obstacles" that can be avoided (stones, tree stumps, roots, etc.), or steep singletrack.

Technical capability:
You are used to riding on technical singletrack, can ride with precision and safety, control your braking, know how to tackle steep and technical sections, and ride over small obstacles.
Terrain:
Singletrack with small drops or obstacles that cannot be avoided, with some very steep and technical sections.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We require each participant to have travel assistance (medical insurance) with full medical cover. To avoid the consequences of a cancellation before your departure we also recommend trip cancellation insurance.  Please check you personal travel insurance and assistance policies before booking.

France Bike Trips by Velorizons offers travel insurance and/or assistance, for individuals and groups, through its insurance partner. Please contact us if you would like a quote.

You can purchase the following travel insurance policies with France Bike Trips by Velorizons:

- " Extended " assistance contract  : repatriation-assistance + trip interruption expenses + baggage

- " Premium " travel insurance contract : " Extended " assistance contract + cancellation expenses

Please contact us for rates and guarantees.

To note : our "baggage" insurance covers also bike stealing up to 1800 euros.